Nigeria paid $500m for new Tucano jets – US

September 1, 2021
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The Federal Government procured the twelve new A-29 Super Tucano jets at a whopping $500 million, making it the highest single arms purchase in sub-Saharan Africa, the US Department of Defence has disclosed.Six of the jets have been delivered and ‘secretly’ inducted into the Nigerian Air Force.

The remaining batch of six will be delivered by the end of the year.

Journalists were barred from covering the induction ceremony hosted by the Minister of Defence Major General Salihi Magashi (rtd) in Abuja, Tuesday.

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